Best Selling Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide
The Bodrum Peninsula on Turkey’s stunning Aegean coast is the summer playground for hundreds of thousands of discerning holiday-makers offering something for everyone – the beach bum, party animal, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie.
‘The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem’ is the definitive book for visitors and expats alike from Jay Artale, part-time resident and someone in the know.The book is packed to the rafters with meticulously researched facts and fun, sites and scenes, eats and treats, must-dos and don’t-dos, both on and off the well-beaten track.
Need to know how to get about?
Want insider knowledge on the best boats trips to hidden coves and where to find ancient sites to tumble over?
Looking for the best places to eat for authentic rustic cuisine?
Fancy a high-energy water-ski ride around the bay, or a slow paced jaunt on a paddle board?
It’s all here, and much, much more. Whether dipping in for a hint or two or reading cover-to-cover in one serving, this book should be in everyone’s suitcase.
What’s Inside: Book Index and Contents
Section 1: Introduction to Turkey
A summary of Turkey’s history, culture and food, as well as some key travel tips that are relevant, no matter where in Turkey you travel.
- Top 5 lists “What not to miss!”
- Introduction to Turkey (Geography; Brief History; Culture; Religion)
- Customs & Traditions (Camel Wrestling; Turkish Oiled Wrestling; Turkish Baths; Haggling)
- Local Drinks (Tea, Turkish Coffee, Rakı, Ayran, Wine)
- Local Dining (Local Food Specialities)
- Travel Information (Essentials; Tipping; Visitor’s Visa; Money Matters; Credit Cards)
- Staying Connected (Mobile Phones; Wi-Fi; Internet Cafés; Key Turkish Phrases)
Section 2: Introduction to the Bodrum Peninsula
The Bodrum Peninsula is a small area in the Aegean region of Turkey, and this section provides an overview of the local area and sets the stage for discovering the individual destinations in greater detail in the next section.
- Mugla Province
- Bodrum Peninsula: First Impressions & Lasting Memories
- Bodrum Peninsula:
- Local Landmarks
- Famous Residents
- When to Go; What to Pack
- Getting there by Air;
- Ground Transportation;
- Getting there by Sea;
- Getting Around the Peninsula
- Travelling Further Afield (Excursions & Day Trips to Greece)
- Day Boat Trips;
- Weekly Farmers Markets;
- Turkish Baths
Section 3: Bodrum Peninsula by Destination
Starting from Bodrum Town, we travel clockwise to all the key towns and villages located on the Bodrum Peninsula. Each location is reviewed in detail, and provides visitors with all the travel tips they need to navigate the local area, to get the most out of their visit.
Each destination section includes the following sections:
- Getting Your Bearings
- Getting Around
- Water Sports
- Boat Trips
- What’s Nearby
Here are all of the Bodrum Peninsula destinations included in this guide are:
- Bagla Bay and Aspat Bay
- Bitez Village; Bitez Beach
- Camel Beach (Kargi)
- Geriş & Gerişalti
- Koyunbaba; Gümüşkaya
- Ortakent Town; Yahşi Village; Ortakent & Yahşi Beach
- Other smaller villages and bays: Gurece; Hebil Bay; Kucükbük; Paradise Cove; Karakaya; Peksimet; Yakaköy
Section 4: Appendix Reference Section
This section includes links to external websites, and additional resource information for the Bodrum Peninsula.
- My Bodrum Websites
- Other Bodrum Websites
- Books featuring the Bodrum Peninsula
- Other Travel Websites & Resources
- Transport Resources
- Local Tour & Travel Companies
- Events & Festivals
- Classes & Retreats
- Turkish Telephone Websites
- Turkish Alphabet & Pronunciation Guide
- Table of Contents
About the Author
Originally from the flatlands and big skies of rural Norfolk in eastern England, Jay is a British Expat currently living in Los Angeles.For the last couple of decades Jay has juggled her day job as a project manager with her passions for writing, photography and international travel.
In 2008, Jay bought a holiday home on the trendy Bodrum Peninsula along Turkey’s beautiful Aegean coast.Despite its popularity with Turkish and international visitors, and a destination of choice for thousands of expatriates looking for their place in the sun, well-researched and comprehensive guides to the Peninsula were thin on the ground.
Jay decided to plug this gap and enthusiastically set about capturing the local area in words and pictures.
In 2010, Jay launched this website to share her knowledge and experiences with a wider audience. What began life as random facts and observations, hand-written in little note books, has grown into a well-respected and popular travel site.
In 2012, Jay began publishing free location-specific Quick Reference Travel Guides for the area. A full-blown guide seemed to be the next logical step. ‘The Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide: Turkey’s Aegean Gem’ was published on Amazon on May 31st 2013.
Update April 11th 2016: I’m currently updating the ebook version and if you’ve already purchased the book via Amazon, you’ll receive all of the updates automatically, so no need to buy it again. Your edition will be completely up to date.
I’m also editing a paperback version of my Bodrum Travel Guide, which will hit the shelves by the end of June 2016.
E-book available to purchase on Amazon:
Do I need an Amazon Kindle to read this book?
No. You can download a free KINDLE app to your iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, PC, Mac, or other compatible device.
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eBook available to Purchase at Kobo:
Do I need a KOBO device to read this book?
No. You can download a free KOBO app to your iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, PC, Mac, or other compatible device.All formats Available at Smashwords:Smashwords provides my book in multiple downloadable formats, so no matter what device you have you can read in on the device of your choice.
Are all the versions the same?
- All versions have the same text content, but only Amazon has the complete set of photos. So if images are important to you (and I personally think in a guide book, they are) you should opt for the Amazon version.
- The reason the other versions are slightly different is because Smashwords, Kobo and B&N have smaller size thresholds for ebooks, and my 200+ photos in the Kindle version was just too bloated an big for these other ebook publishers to handle!
Promo Video for my Bodrum Guide